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6 Minute Grammar

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Learn English grammar in six minutes. Every Tuesday join two of our presenters and learn a new key area of grammar. Our presenters include Finn, Emma, Rob, Neil, Sophie & Alice.
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06:18 | Sep 17th

We explain how to form questions when we want to ask about a subject or an object.

06:07 | Sep 10th

Learn about using the phrase 'used to' to talk about the past with Neil, Catherine and Rob
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06:08 | Sep 3rd

Find out what Catherine may, might or could have for dinner tonight.

06:10 | Aug 27th

Finn and Alice look at what relative clauses are, and how we make them

06:10 | Aug 20th

'I've just been to the London eye!' Learn how to talk about your activities.

06:13 | Aug 13th

Who's taller and who is the thinnest? Learn how to compare people and things in English.

06:09 | Aug 6th

Learn how to answer questions with 'how long' using the words 'for' and 'since'.

06:10 | Jul 30th

Have you ever ridden a camel? Use the present perfect to talk about life experiences.

06:02 | Jul 23rd

What happens when we use two verbs together in English?

06:05 | Jul 16th

What are Rob, Emma and Finn going to do in just 6 minutes? Find out here!

06:07 | Jul 9th

Emma hears some travellers' tales as we explore the rules of the articles A, AN and THE.

06:22 | Jul 2nd

We talk about the Titanic disaster and teach you two past verb forms.

06:15 | Jun 25th

Finn brings you past simple explanations and examples, while Sophie eats biscuit.

06:02 | Jun 18th

Finn and Alice discuss how we talk about obligations using 'have to' and must'.

06:02 | Jun 11th

Learn how to use 'always', 'often', 'never' and 'sometimes'.

06:01 | Jun 2nd

Sophie and Finn explain different meanings of the word 'like'.

06:19 | Apr 30th

"There was such a long queue for coffee!" Learn how to use intensifiers.

06:10 | Apr 23rd

Join Callum and Catherine for a lesson on participle clauses.

06:10 | Apr 16th

Callum and Finn look at different uses of the future perfect verb form.

06:17 | Apr 9th

Learn about the words and phrases we can use to link contrasting ideas together.
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06:09 | Apr 2nd

Join Callum and Finn as they review four different types of conditionals.
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06:10 | Mar 26th

Callum and Catherine explain and demonstrate the different way these verbs are used.
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06:08 | Mar 19th

Callum and Catherine discuss two different ways of talking about the future.
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06:02 | Jan 29th

We talk about the three positions where adverbs usually go when used with verbs.
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06:12 | Jan 22nd

Learn a tense to talk about something that was happening before another event in the past
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06:12 | Jan 15th

Listen to 6 Minute Grammar - the best way to learn about comparatives and superlatives!
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06:17 | Jan 8th

Finn wants to talk but Catherine keeps hitting him! Find out why in this 6 Minute Grammar
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06:19 | Oct 30th, 2018

Finn and Catherine talk about 'both', 'every', all', 'each', 'either' and 'neither'.
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06:11 | Oct 23rd, 2018

It's time to learn all about this verb form with Neil and Catherine.
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06:08 | Oct 16th, 2018

We take a look at the present simple, present continuous and present perfect tenses.
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06:17 | Oct 9th, 2018

Learn key words and phrases to talk about ability in the present and the past.
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06:02 | Oct 2nd, 2018

How to use 'used to' and 'would' to talk about things we did regularly in the past.
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06:36 | Sep 25th, 2018

How to talk about the future with 'will', 'going to', 'might' and 'be likely to'.
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06:31 | Sep 18th, 2018

What do question tags mean and what do we use them for? We can explain, can't we?
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06:37 | Sep 11th, 2018

Catherine and Neil talk about unusual food and give you rules to help you choose tenses.
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06:46 | Sep 4th, 2018

Is it ever OK to say "I'm loving your work"? Neil and Catherine look at state verbs.
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06:12 | Aug 28th, 2018

We talk about unreal or imaginary situations using the second conditional.
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06:10 | Aug 21st, 2018

Neil, Sophie and Catherine teach you how to use the first conditional.
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06:07 | Jul 31st, 2018

Neil and Catherine go on a 'tense tour' of six very important English tenses.
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06:06 | Jul 24th, 2018

Rob and Catherine go shopping to help you learn about the words too, very and enough!
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06:18 | Jul 17th, 2018

Learn how to form questions when you want to ask about a subject or an object.
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06:07 | Jul 10th, 2018

Neil and Catherine help you learn about using the phrase 'used to' to talk about the past
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06:08 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Sophie and Neil talk about how to use the words may, might and could.
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06:10 | Jun 26th, 2018

This is the episode of 6 Minute Grammar that will help you understand relative clauses!
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06:10 | Jun 19th, 2018

Finn and Alice discuss the present perfect with just, already and yet.
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06:13 | Jun 12th, 2018

Who is the tallest - Rob or Sophie? Find out about comparatives and superlatives.
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06:09 | Jun 5th, 2018

Neil and Sophie talk about the use of the present perfect with 'for' and 'since'
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06:10 | May 29th, 2018

Finn and Alice use the words 'ever' and 'never' to talk about life experiences.
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06:02 | May 22nd, 2018

When is a verb followed by a gerund - and when is it followed by an infinitive?
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06:05 | May 15th, 2018

Emma, Finn and Rob talk about the future.
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06:07 | May 8th, 2018

Rob and Emma explore 'the', 'a' and 'an'.
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06:10 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Catherine and Callum explain the difference between 'used to' and 'be used to'
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06:08 | Jan 16th, 2018

Callum and Catherine have a couple of ways of talking about the future
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06:16 | Jan 9th, 2018

Callum and Catherine discuss four different types of phrasal verb
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06:14 | Jan 2nd, 2018

Catherine saw a monkey in a tree on her way to work today. Hear more about this story and find out how to use narrative tenses
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06:09 | Dec 20th, 2017

Callum and Catherine explore the topic of relative clauses. You'll learn about defining and non-defining relative clauses and the relative pronouns we use with them
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06:14 | Dec 12th, 2017

Finn and Catherine use 'will', 'going to', 'might' and 'be likely to', to talk about the future
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06:09 | Dec 5th, 2017

Join Callum, Catherine and Finn as they talk through this topic
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06:02 | Nov 28th, 2017

Callum and Catherine talk about the three positions where adverbs usually go when used with verbs. They explain where to put adverbs when used with modals, questions and negatives
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06:12 | Nov 21st, 2017

Do you want to talk about past events that happened before other past events? The past perfect continuous can help. Find out more with Neil and Catherine
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06:12 | Nov 14th, 2017

Learn about comparatives and superlatives - and find out why Catherine had a terrible journey to work this morning
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06:17 | Nov 7th, 2017

Finn wants to talk about English grammar โ€“ but Catherine keeps hitting him! Find out why and learn about the active and passive voices
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06:10 | Aug 1st, 2017

Finn & Catherine use will, going to, might and be likely to, to talk about the future
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06:05 | Jul 25th, 2017

We look at how you can turn statements into questions.
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06:04 | Jul 18th, 2017

Have you ever eaten insects? Catherine and Neil talk about unusual food and give you 3 rules to help you choose between the present perfect and past simple tenses
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06:15 | Jul 11th, 2017

Is it ever ok to say 'I'm loving your work'? If you're still unsure about the difference between state verbs and action verbs, listen on